Spanish LA Liga club Barcelona has confirmed that the star player Neymar has decided to leave the club. The club announced this through a statement on its official website. Barcelona has also stated the club signing Neymar would have to pay his buy-out clause of over Rs 1,681 Crore (222 million euros).
The 25-year-old informed his teammates at the start of a training session, which coach Ernesto Valverde gave the Brazilian permission to miss in order to resolve his future.
This comes amidst the speculation of the player’s move to the French club Paris-Saint German.
Club also stated this through a tweet as well:
Neymar Jr hasn't trained on Wednesday with the permission of the coach #FCBlive
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 2 August 2017
“The player remains under contract at FC Barcelona but with temporary permission to not take part in training sessions,” according to the statement on club’s official site.
Soon after the announcement, Messi took to Instagram and posted a video with an emotional quote saying: “It was an enormous pleasure to have shared these years with you friend, Neymar. I wish you good luck in life. See you soon”
Neymar has scored over 100 goals for the Catalan club, helping them win the Champions League, two La Liga titles and three Copa del Reys since his arrival in 2013.
He signed a new five-year deal with Barcelona in 2016.